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Accessing the Careers and Employment Website and Handshake

Logging into Handshake and the Careers and Employment Website

Logging into Handshake

The University has created an account for every University of Hertfordshire student and graduate (within 4 years) which is linked to their student account at the University. To access your account, please login with your personal email address and follow the instructions below. 

Handshake URL: https://herts.joinhandshake.co.uk

  1. Click 'Sign in with your email address'
  2. Enter your personal email address (please ignore any message you see asking you to enter your Herts.ac.uk email address) 
  3. Select log in using your Handshake credentials
  4. Enter your personal email address (please ignore any message you see asking you to enter your Herts.ac.uk email address)
  5. You'll then be directed to set your password
  6. If you are a student, you will then be able to setup your Single Sign-on to connect your Handshake account with your StudyNet login. 

After logging in for the first time and setting your password, you'll be able to login through the student or graduate buttons on the Handshake login page. 

Logging into the Careers and Employment website

Here you'll find a wealth of information to support you whatever stage of your career journey you are at. You’ll find support to help you find work and gain valuable experience to land a placement and other graduate opportunities. Discover and develop new career and business skills with expert advice, videos, interactive e-learning courses, tips, and articles.

Careers and Employment Website: Herts.ac.uk/careers 

  1. Students and Staff - All students will be able to access the Careers and Employment website by clicking on the 'Student/Staff' and using your @herts details. Graduates may still be able to login using this portal for up to 6 months after they graduate. After this, they will need to use the Alumni/Graduate portal. 
  2. Graduates - Graduates have access to the platform for up to 4 years after their course ends.  The first time you log in as a graduate, you'll need to reset your password by using this link: https://herts.careercentre.me/graduate/forgotpassword/herts. When logging in as a graduate, please login with your personal email address. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I've followed the steps above and still cannot access my Handshake account - How do I get support in accessing my account?
It's important that you've checked the details you have entered are correct - Are you using your personal email address that is registered within your student record at the University? The Careers and Employment team will be able investigate further and talk you through the process of accessing your account if you're unable to gain access via the steps above. Please email careers@herts.ac.uk

I am a graduate and did not recieve the password reset email from the Careers and Employment website when trying to access my graduate account. How do I resolve this?
If you are not recieving the Password Reset Email then the Careers and Employment website has not been able to match your email address to an account on the platform. If this happens then please email careers@herts.ac.uk - The Careers and Employment team will be able to investigate the problem and provide access to your account within 1 working day.

On my account, I recieve an alert saying "Your request to be connected to the University of Hertfordshire has been denied". How do I resolve this?If you are seeing this message, then you're logging into the wrong account. If you enter any information relating to your @herts details then it's likely you've requested a new account. That account will have been denied which is why you're seeing this message. You need to be logging into the account setup for you by the University because it will be linked to your student account at the university. This will be registered with your personal email address that is stated within your student record. Please try again to login and email careers@herts.ac.uk if you are still not able to access the correct account. 

I no longer have access to the email address that my accounts on Handshake and the Careers and Employment website have been registered. What do I need to do?
Both your Handshake and Careers and Employment website accounts will have been setup with the personal email address within your student record. Firstly, you need to update your email address within your student record. Students can do this through StudyNet and graduates by contacting the Alumni team. Handshake will automatically update within 24 hours after you have update your email address within your student record. Students accessing the Careers and Employment website do not need to update their email address as you can login through the Student Portal. Graduates will need to contact Careers@herts.ac.uk for a member of the team to update it to the new email address in your student recorded. 

How do I change my email address on Handshake?
Your account on Handshake is linked to your student record at the University so to update your Handshake email address, you simply need to update the email address within your student record.  After updating your email address within your student record, Handshake will automatically update within 24 hours. 

How do I change my email address in the Careers and Employment website?
After logging into the Careers and Employment website, you'll be able to update your email address by clicking on 'My Profile'. This can be found in the top right-hand corner when viewing from a computer and under settings from the dropdown menu on the left-handside when viewing from a mobile device.  

Not finding the answer to your question?

Send your question to Careers and Employment and a member of the team will be in contact with 72 hours. 

Contact Us

Careers and Employment

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The Careers and Employment Service is open to all of our current students and graduate for up to four years after their course ends. Our services are currently operating remotely during our normal opening hours. We offer daily video and phone appointments with Careers Advisers. Please find out more by visiting our website: herts.ac.uk/careers.
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